SATCOM Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our Team as a SATCOM Systems Administrator 2. This position is located in Aberdeen, MD.

The selected candidate will support the CECOM SEC EISD SSMD mission which is to provide Life-Cycle Software Support for Mission Critical Defense Systems (MCDSs).

The CECOM SEC EISD SSMD mission is to provide Life-Cycle Software Support for Mission Critical Defense Systems (MCDSs). The EIS Directorates mission encompasses acquisition, Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) and Post Production Software Support (PPSS) for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Systems, with support for the facilities testbed of the same. This effort includes software technical support in the following areas: development, software and system engineering, acceptance testing, information security management, quality assurance, configuration management, replication and distribution, cost benefit analysis of future technology assessments, and interoperability testing. The facility support effort includes inventory management of the software development facilities resources; maintaining the equipment which resides in the facility, ensuring that the equipment is available and operational, testing the interoperability of the equipment, assisting with the procurement, tracking, and maintenance of software licenses; and providing administrative support as required in support of these efforts.

SSMD provides systems and software engineering support for Army Program Executive Officers (PEOs), Program Managers (PM), Product Developers (PD), Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) and its components, and other Department of Defense (DoD) elements. The ultimate customer and consumer of the products and services is the Warfighter in the field.

SSMD supports the PM by providing the required software engineering management support, technical expertise, and professional guidance and assistance. For SATCOM MCDSs that have been deployed but remain under production, EISD provides PDSS to the PM, by providing acquisition software engineering support in the development, design, and implementation of software enhancements and corrections to software defects. After the SATCOM MCDS production is complete, the system enters the Post Production Software Support (PPSS) phase.

Duties include:

Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required. Note, additional years of applicable experience as a System Administrator with appropriate certifications may be substituted for the degree.

  2. Must have 3 years minimum experience as a System Administrator or performing Software System Administrator related activities within the last 10 years.

  3. Must possess a Secret security clearance.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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